We run an extraordinary number of programmes at NYF looking after thousands of children and youths. For 2019/20 NYF UK will focus on the following priorities:
Combating Child Malnutrition
The consequences of malnutrition are a significant concern for the Government of Nepal; nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition; (UNICEF 2019).
Our pioneering Malnutrition Treatment & Prevention programme has saved thousands of lives since its inception in 1998.
Our rehabilitation homes provide intensive residential treatment for severely malnourished children and our outreach camps screen and treat children in hard to reach communities. We also train caregivers in how to prevent malnutrition from occurring so that no child may suffer with the consequences.
Help us save thousands more lives.
Empowering Former Child Slaves
NYF has been instrumental in freeing young girls from bonded labour. Now we want to ensure social and economic independence for these girls (known as Kamalari).
Our programme offers vocational training to these former child slaves as well as psychosocial support. We also help them start businesses by supporting established Co-operatives that grant them micro-loans.
NYF UK is particularly focused on empowering these women to become independent political and business leaders.
Vocational Education and Career Counselling
As part of our pioneering Olgapuri Children’s Village in Kathmandu, we have developed an on-site Vocational Training School. Our Vocational Training school engages young people in vocational trades and farming, to increase their employment opportunities with a special focus on those children graduating from orphanages and childcare institutions, and the former bonded girl child labourers (Kamalari) that NYF has rescued.
We focus on 5 trades: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, welding and care giving – selected on the basis of their demand in the market for employment.
We train and support approximately 400 youngsters a year at a cost of £820 per student.
Supporting children living with extended family – Kinship Care Sponsorship Programme
Many children in Nepal have been abandoned or orphaned and are now living with extended family or being raised in a single parent home. However, the financial burden of supporting these children proves to be too much and sadly the children suffer greatly. We provide financial support to these families to help cover the child’s complete living costs and we monitor the child’s progress at school and living environment to ensure the child’s needs are being met. It costs £600 to sponsor one child for a year and we support approximately 180 children a year.
Help us to keep supporting children living within a family unit.
Pioneering Children’s Home – Olgapuri
Our pioneering Children’s village is home to the vocational school, farm and 4 residential houses for 80 of Nepal’s most vulnerable children. Olgapuri is evidence of our vision to create a home and community rather than an institution. We have also created a sustainable model whereby we expect the farm to provide enough food to reduce current food costs by 50%.
Help us keep children in a safe and happy environment.